Serving with these clink-ready pieces at a dinner party is just about as classy as it gets. But that doesn’t mean they should hide away in cabinets between special soirees. Here, three ways to work them into everyday living.

Creative Ways to Use Crystal in Entertaining

1. Citrus Centerpiece
Fill an ice bucket with lemons or oranges for a piece that will awe any dinner or buffet table.

2. Vanity Tray
In the kitchen or bedroom, store perfume, earrings, or bobby pins in crystal coasters.

3. Dip Dish
Glam up casual get-togethers by spooning store-bought dips into crystal candy dishes.

Get your creative juices flowing in The World of Waterford & Wedgwood Boutique on Friday, March 14, at 3PM ET.

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March 14, 2014

It graced your grandmother’s holiday table, and you’ll likely pass yours to the kids. Why? Because, like white pearls and little black dresses, one-of-a-kind crystal and china never go out of style. Here, a brief history of the tabletop labels.

Waterford Wedgwood History

In 1783, exporters and brothers William and George Penrose of Waterford, Ireland, set out to create the finest crystal for decorative and practical uses. Over 200 years later, credited with achieving just that, Waterford merged with Wedgwood, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of high-quality china. Together, these labels became synonymous with taste and timeless tabletop style.

Start your collection in The World of Waterford & Wedgwood Boutique on Friday, March 14, at 3PM ET.

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March 14, 2014